GETTYNorth Korea has pledged it will advance its nuclear weapons programme 'on the road of triumph'
At least 200 people were killed after a tunnel at North Korea’s Punggye-ri facility collapsed, according to reports that emerged yesterday.
Foreign experts had earlier warned a collapse was likely, highlighting the danger of a cloud of radioactive fallout escaping from the site and spreading across "an entire hemisphere".
Kim Jong-un’s puppet media, the Korean Central News Agency, has announced that it will “dynamically advance on the road of triumph” as it bolsters it nuclear weapons to “put a imperialists' outrageous nuclear threat and blackmail”, according to the state-controlled Uriminzokkiri website based in China.
Referring to North Korea by its acronym, KCNA said: “The DPRK will dynamically advance on the road of triumph, firmly preserving its independent line in any storm and stress, no matter how desperately the enemies move to check it.Related articles
“The US is running wild in a bid to hold in check the advance of the DPRK for perfecting its state nuclear force.
“The DPRK had access to its self-defensive nuclear deterrent and has bolstered it up rapidly by tightening its belt in order to put a definite end to the US imperialists' outrageous nuclear threat and blackmail and pave an avenue to independent development and eternal prosperity.”
Around 100 people were killed when an unfinished tunnel collapsed at Kim Jong-un's main nuclear testing site.
Another 100 people subsequently died while attempting to rescue the first group of entombed workers.
GETTYNorth Korea has conducted six nuclear tests at the Punggye-ri facility
The DPRK will dynamically advance on the road of triumph, firmly preserving its independent line in any storm and stress
Korean Central News Agency
Punggye-ri was the site of North Korea’s sixth-ever nuclear test on September 3. They tested a huge 100-kilotonne explosive which was around seven times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima during WW2.
This test is believed to have badly